Max Stambaugh Satisfied With First Ever Central Pennsylvania Visit

For the first time in his career, “Mad Max” Stambaugh made the trek to Central Pennsylvania, joining the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for a three-race stretch on Friday through Sunday, April 28-30, that included visits to Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway and Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway. The pilot of the Ray Marshall Motorsports entry qualified for two out of three events during his first ever tour of “Posse Country,” highlighting his weekend with a charge from row nine to finish 13th at Bedford Speedway on Sunday, April 30.

“We’re pretty happy with our performances. It’s so tough out there. We had over 40 cars during the first two nights, 36 cars on Sunday, and just about every car signed-in on all three nights was solid,” Stambaugh said. “To go out there and qualify for races is an accomplishment in itself. We now have a pretty good foundation for Port Royal Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway, so when we go back, we’ll look at our notes and hopefully improve on what we did this past weekend.”

The Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine and Fabricators/Fastenal of Kenton/DPI Ink Graphics/No. 33M operation will continue their 2017 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Rookie of the Year campaign with a return to The Keystone State. This time making appearances at Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park on Friday and Saturday, May 5-6. Stambaugh, who has one top-ten finish in seven main event starts thus far in 2017 during Arctic Cat All Star competition, will enter the Western Pennsylvania doubleheader sixth in the updated Arctic Cat All Star championship standings, as well as on top of the Rookie of the Year title chase.

“I can’t thank Ray Marshall and the entire team enough for taking a chance on me,” Stambaugh said. “We were a little short handed this weekend at first, but luckily a friend of mine made the all night drive on Friday to help us at Port Royal and Bedford. We’ll see what we can do this weekend. I’m excited to get to Lernerville on Friday.”

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Tyler Altmeyer
Public Relations/Marketing
Classic Ink USA, LLC
Fully Injected Motorsports
All Star Circuit of Champions

Max Stambaugh will join All Stars in Posse Country at Williams Grove Speedway

Max Stambaugh will continue his 2017 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Rookie of the Year campaign this Friday through Sunday with a Central Pennsylvania triple-header. Set to compete head-to-head with the notorious “Pennsylvania Posse,” Stambaugh will visit three different facilities during his weekend tour of The Keystone State, each classified as half-mile ovals, with all three awarding $5,000 top prizes.

Stambaugh, pilot of the Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine and Fabricators/Fastenal of Kenton/No. 33M, will join the Arctic Cat All Stars at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg on Friday, April 28; Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal on Saturday, April 29; and the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway in Bedford on Sunday, April 30. It will be Stambaugh’s first-ever appearance at all three facilities.

“We’re pretty excited to get to Pennsylvania. We know what we are up against, but that doesn’t change our game plan,” Stambaugh explained, a former two-time NRA Sprint Invaders championship runner-up. “The biggest thing for us is not allowing ourselves to get frustrated. We’ll take things one step at a time; one day at a time, and just keep working to get faster.”

Max Stambaugh will enter the weekend currently tied for sixth in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions standings, as well as on top of the Rookie of the Year title chase. “Mad Max” has earned one top-ten finish thus far in 2017.

During recent Arctic Cat All Star competition, “Mad Max” finished 22nd at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, April 22. The Elida, Ohio, native kicked-off the evening with the 16th fastest time during qualifying time times, but was unable to transfer through his respective heat race. After transferring through the evening’s B-main, Stambaugh was forced to start 22nd on the feature grid, and that is where he stayed. There were 44 cars entered for action.

With no Arctic Cat All Star commitments on Friday, April 21, Stambaugh and the Ray Marshall Motorsports team made the short trip to Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio, to compete with the NRA “360” Sprint Invaders. Stambaugh finished sixth during the 25-lap program.

“We struggled some on Saturday at Wayne County Speedway. It was a little disappointing for us, but you have to take the bad with the good and move on,” Max Stambaugh said. “We’ll do whatever we can to get up front this weekend. I’m confident that we have the knowledge and the experience to make that happen. I can’t thank Ray Marshall and the entire team enough for this opportunity. I’m excited to see how the year unfolds.”

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Tyler Altmeyer
Public Relations/Marketing
Classic Ink USA, LLC
Fully Injected Motorsports
All Star Circuit of Champions

Max Stambaugh Moves from 23rd to 15th During Attica’s HD Supply Spring Nationals

Despite retiring early from his heat race due to a tire issue, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Rookie of the Year contender “Mad Max” Stambaugh did his best to recover, ultimately qualifying for the 40-lap, $5,000-to-win, Arctic Cat All Star main event at Attica Raceway Park on Saturday, April 15.

Stambaugh, pilot of the Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine and Fabricators/Fastenal of Kenton/No. 33M, launched his HD Supply Spring Nationals effort with the 18th fastest time during qualifying time trials, eventually finishing third and transferring through the evening’s B-main after suffering from a flat tire during the opening heat race. The Elida, Ohio, native was forced to start 23rd on the main event grid, charging forward to 15th at the final checkers.

“Not exactly how we wanted things to go at Attica, but you’ll have nights like that,” Stambaugh explained. “The biggest thing for us was we didn’t give up. We kept plugging away and made the most of our situation. That won’t be the last time something unexpectedly goes wrong, but at least I know we are capable of handling anything. We’ll bounce back next weekend and do what we can to outdo that finish.”

Max Stambaugh will continue his rookie campaign with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on Saturday evening, April 22, with a visit to the Wayne County Speedway near Orrville, Ohio; the lone Arctic Cat All Star program of the upcoming weekend and the final Arctic Cat All Star start in the state of Ohio during the month of April. Stambaugh and Ray Marshall Motorsports will enter Wayne County Speedway gates currently sixth in the Arctic Cat All Star championship standings.

Once action at Wayne County Speedway is complete, Stambaugh will move on to a Central Pennsylvania triple-header at Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway and Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway on Friday through Sunday, April 28-30.

“Ray Marshall has given me an amazing opportunity this season. I certainly want to make him and the entire team proud,” Stambaugh said. “We have a long season ahead of us. I’m confident that we have what it takes to be this year’s top rookie with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.”

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Tyler Altmeyer
Public Relations/Marketing
Classic Ink USA, LLC
Fully Injected Motorsports
All Star Circuit of Champions